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Technical success rate of uterine artery embolisation for treatment of uterine leiomyomas at the University of the Free State

H. F. Potgieter, C. S. de Vries, E. Loggenberg
South African Journal of Radiology | Vol 6, No 2 | a1443 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.4102/sajr.v6i2.1443 | © 2018 H. F. Potgieter, C. S. de Vries, E. Loggenberg | This work is licensed under CC Attribution 4.0
Submitted: 12 July 2018 | Published: 30 June 2002

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H. F. Potgieter, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of the Free State, South Africa
C. S. de Vries, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of the Free State, South Africa
E. Loggenberg, Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of the Free State, South Africa

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Abstract

The technical success rate of uterine artery embolisations at the Department of Diagnostic Radiology, University of the Free State (UFS) is reported. From November 1998 to July 2001, 67 women, aged 35 - 75 years, received uterine artery embolisation. The procedure was usually performed through a single 4-French sheath set which was introduced into the right femoral artery using a 4- French catheter and injecting PVC particles (150 - 550 micron). Embolisation was performed successfully in 85.5% of the women. The mean total fluoroscopy time was 16.8 minutes, ranging from 4.8 minutes to 47.3 minutes.

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